Mustangs Conclude Strong ITA All-American Championship Performance

Go smu! Arturs Kazijevs
Go smu!
Arturs Kazijevs
Go smu!

Oct. 4, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (SMU) - Arturs Kazijevs fell in the second round of consolation singles and the duo of Nate Lammons and Alex Sanders lost a heartbreaker in the first round of consolations doubles to finish a strong performance for SMU at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Kazijevs fell to No. 74 Clay Thompson of UCLA, 6-2; 6-2. The SMU junior defeated No. 76 Ace Matias of UNLV in the first round of consolation singles late on Wednesday.

Lammons and Sanders gave the 10th-ranked pair of Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon of Illinois all they could handle, but ultimately lost 8-7 (5). Lammons and Sanders had never played doubles together before this season, and started the year 6-0 with four wins in Tulsa.

"It was a tremendous tournament for our guys," Head Coach Carl Neufeld said. "Lammons and Sanders had a great match. Playing in their first tournament together, beating three ranked teams and playing a tight match against the 10th-ranked team in the nation shows they're on track to be one of the top doubles teams in the country."

SMU's next event will be the Collin County Invitational in Plano, Texas, starting Oct. 11.